A Carol Service
Nine Lessons and Carols
Once in Royal David's City
THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your Name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.
The almighty God bless us with divine grace: Christ give us the joys of everlasting life: and may the King of Angels take us into the fellowship of His heavenly community. Amen.
God announces in the Garden of Eden that the seed of the woman shall bruise the serpent's head.
Come and sing the Christmas story
God promises to faithful Abraham that his descendents will bless the nations of the earth
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Isaiah 9:2, 6-7
Christ's birth and Kingdom are foretold by Isaiah the prophet
Hark the Herald Angels sing
Isaiah 11:1-4, 6-9
The peace that Christ will bring us is foreshadowed
O little town of Bethlehem
Luke 1:26-35, 38
The angel Gabriel salutes the blessed Virgin Mary
The first Nowell
Saint Matthew tells of the birth of Jesus
Jesus Christ the Lord is born
The shepherds go to the manger
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
The wise men are led by the star to Jesus
See amid the winter snow
NINTH LESSON (all standing)
Saint John unfolds the great mystery of the incarnation
Silent Night, Holy Night
The Lord be with you
And also with you
Let us pray
All glory to you, gracious God,
for the gift of your Son,
whom you sent to save us.
With the angels, let us praise your name,
and tell the earth his story,
that all may believe, rejoice and proclaim your love;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Lord Jesus, Child of Bethlehem,
who in love made humankind,
create in us love so pure and perfect
that we may learn to love as you love,
in your name and for your sake. Amen.
O Come, All you Faithful
May the One who by his incarnation gathered into one, things earthly and heavenly, fill you with the sweetness of inward peace and goodwill; and the blessing of God, the love of Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit remain with you always. Amen
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord
In the name of Christ. Amen.
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